The Edwardian Kitchen
Edwardian grandeur and artisan baking in this country home, which also features an impressive art collection.
Despite being in the basement of Pollok House, once the grand ancestral home of the Maxwell family (who were waited on by no less than 48 servants), this lovely café is light, bright and full of period charm. Everything here tastes fresh and thoughtfully prepared, and the fact that vegetables from the gardens are used by the chefs adds to the venue’s homely feel. There is an impressive array of cakes, bakes, scones and empire biscuits. Try a perfectly proportioned ramekin of apple crumble and ice-cream after a warming bowl of soup and a sandwich – the cheese-laden croque monsieur and smoked salmon bagels are particular highlights. There are also quiches and tartlets, a changing menu of specials and afternoon teas for pre-booked parties. If the weather permits, enjoy your meal in the Tea Garden where you can better admire the splendour of the house.
- High point: Lovely food in a beautiful setting
- Low point: Often a queue, especially at weekends
- Notable dish: Huge slabs of home-made Victoria sponge
- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: No music
- Live entertainment: Southside Fringe venue, theatre shows and music events happen at the House and within grounds, Pollok Art Society also put on events
- Capacity: 60 (30 outdoors)
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2006
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle